Inspired by an exuberant friend who lost weight doing CrossFit, Matt Lefave started doing his perception of CrossFit at a globo gym – he'd run 10k, and mix up his bench presses and pull-ups. It lacked the intensity of his old hockey drills, but it was new, and he liked it enough to sign up for the 2009 Ontario Challenge.
“That was my first real CrossFit experience,” Lefave says. “I was big. I was the leanest I've ever been in my life. It crushed me. I had no power or strength.” After being “destroyed” by the first event Lefave still calls it his “best CrossFit experience ever” because it forced him to take the sport seriously.
“When I'm about to start an event I try to dissociate as much as possible,”
Taking the Sport Seriously